MSC in Environment and Resources University of Wisconsin-Madison
Environment and Resources (ER), formerly Land Resources, is an interdisciplinary program for graduate students who need the flexibility to customize a course of study appropriate to the environmental problem that interests them.
Students can earn a master of science (M.S.) degree in Environment and Resources or a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in Environmental Studies with a major in Environment and Resources. A thesis (for M. S. students) or a dissertation (for the Ph. D.) is required of all students.
The curriculum provides opportunities for interdisciplinary graduate education and research that cannot be found in more traditional academic departments. Each student designs a study plan with the help of faculty advisors in a process that encourages self-direction and individual creativity. It is possible, for example, to combine courses in basic science and engineering with courses in social sciences, humanities and law.